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Agriculture

  • Extension Office celebrates eight decades of service

    On Sunday, Jan. 23, the Henry County Extension Council hosted a celebration at Twin Oaks in New Castle to celebrate extension memories dating as far back as 1925.

  • Teens: need a summer job?

    The 4-H state camping program is in need of summer camp employees at all camping locations. If you are looking for a summer job that gives you the opportunity to be a positive and encouraging influence in many children’s lives, consider working at a 4-H camp.

    4-H summer camping in Kentucky is one of the largest co-educational camping programs in the United States. All Kentucky programs are American Camp Association-accredited camps.

  • Hay, the weather is quite concerning

    The drought of 2010 is fresh in the minds of most Henry County farmers: they are reminded of it every day when they feed their livestock.  With no regrowth late in the year, our abundant early harvest of hay is now considered a ‘limited’ supply, and the winter we are having is making our supply even more limited.  Will we be short?  On some farms, the answer is yes, unless spring grass comes early.

  • 4-H beginning knitting classes ready to start

  • Henry leadership evident at state conferences

    Henry County was well represented at three major state agriculture conferences last week at the Lexington Convention Center.  Local agricultural leaders worked in the Kentucky Cattleman’s Association, the Kentucky Horse Council and the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative.  Leading workshops, participating in committee meetings, and serving as voting delegates, these local leaders helped their organizations shape direction and policy in some very important issues which affect many Henry Countians as well as farmers across the Commonwealth. 

  • It’s Sew Fine begins April 12

    A Sewing Expo will be held at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton on Tuesday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 13.

    The 2011 Sewing Expo schedule includes registration starting at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, followed by make-it-and-take-it session of a patchwork name tag until noon.  Tuesday afternoon participants take a half day class offering a variety of options including: Old Blocks…New Tricks, Working with Wool-Embroidery Envelope, Mastering Miters, Texture Magic and more. 

  • County landowners receive state help

    Submitted by Johnna McHugh
    Division of Conservation

  • Celebrate Extension leaders past & present

    We would like to invite you to attend a special celebration to be held at Twin Oaks Assisted Living in New Castle, from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23.  We will celebrate the many long time extension leaders that have provided leadership to the Henry County Extension Service over the years in the agriculture, 4-H, home economics and community development programs.

  • Thoughts on pasture appraisal and recovery

    After some record weather (droughts, hot months, cold months, wet months) over the past two or three years, what can we expect from our pasture and hay fields this year?  Did we lose desired grasses and legumes?  Can we expect increased weed pressure?

  • Shooting sports camp will begin March 30

    The State 4-H Shooting Sports Camp will be held from Wednesday, March 30, through Saturday, April 2, at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp, in Jabez. 

    The camp is for youth ages 9 – 13.  Certified instructors will be presenting classes and in charge of all shooting ranges.